Definition of Gesneriaceae
1. Noun. Large family of tropical herbs or shrubs or lianas; in some classification systems placed in the order Scrophulariales.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Polemoniales, Polemoniales
Member holonyms: Gesneriad, Genus Gesneria, Genus Achimenes, Genus Aeschynanthus, Alsobia, Genus Alsobia, Genus Columnea, Genus Episcia, Genus Gloxinia, Gloxinia, Genus Kohleria, Genus Saintpaulia, Saintpaulia, Genus Sinningia, Sinningia, Genus Streptocarpus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gesneriaceae
Literary usage of Gesneriaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"... gesneriaceae, Lentibulariaceae, Globulari- aceae and Acanthaceae. The work is largely a review of the literature on the floral ecology of these groups ..."
2. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1921)
"... in 1904 for the characteristic behavior of the cotyledons of seedlings of certain members of the gesneriaceae, particularly of the genus Streptocarpus. ..."